Verdict from 10 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Many users and Adidas fans love the Adidas POD-S3.2 ML for its P.O.D cushioned foam and Boost midsole combination. 
  • A number of commenters claim that it is definitely a step up from the previous model with its increase in comfort. 
  • A lot of wearers love the Boost midsole that gives it extra comfort and a premium feel that is perfect for moving around and doing everyday activities.
  • Several commenters like the upper of the POD-S3.2 ML by Adidas that wraps around the foot like a sock and the added support from the heel cup when worn.
  • A large number of sneaker fans approve of its very high build quality using high-quality materials and superb stitching. 
  • A lot of users praise its true to size excellent fit. 
  • Numerous customers like the eye-catching colorways available that easily match with any outfit. 
  • A lot of reviewers praise the sneaker’s intricate detailing with the mix of different materials, the embroidery details, and the patterns all throughout the upper.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users find the shoe slightly heavy. 
  • A few purchasers say that the shoe is narrow and fit tight.

Bottom line

The Adidas POD-S3.2 ML is a very comfortable streetwear sneaker that updates the ‘90s cushioning system. The retro-tech cushioning system developed in 1995 give these shoes ultra comfort and flexibility. The sock-like upper is designed to let the foot move naturally and give a great in-shoe feel and the Boost technology cushioning adds energy return with every stride. It’s a high build quality shoe that combines comfort and style.

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Good to know

The Adidas POD-S3.2 ML has a regular fit and runs true to size. The sneaker is available in US men’s and women’s sizes. The sock-like upper gives it a snug fit and is kept tight by a lace-up vamp closure. 

A new addition to the POD series, the Adidas POD-S3.2 ML dons the same two-piece outsole bridged together by the POD Bridge technology that keeps it flexible and stable. The ultra-comfortable streetwear sneakers embody comfort and style with each detail. The upper is mesh with suede overlays and embroidered details that give it texture. Contrasting laces, heel pulls, and side panels add accent. It mixes just the right amount of quality, style, comfort, and performance. It is available in multiple colorways including a camouflage pack that gives wearers many options to mix and match with their wardrobe.

A sequel to the futuristic POD-S3.1 of the Adidas POD series, the POD-S3.2 ML is the new iteration to the line. “Don’t run, float” is the idea behind this POD “Point of Deflection” technology that boasts its stabilizing Torsion System that gives smooth heel-to-toe transitions. 

The new POD-S3.2 ML includes the same design principle of a two-piece sole bridged together by the POD Bridge technology. Dug from the Adidas archive, the forefoot portion of the midsole has been reverted back to the original segmented version from the EQT Cushion 2 of 1995. Boost technology cushioning on the heel for an endlessly energized and comfortable feel. It also features an EVA midfoot support and a rubber outsole with flex grooves. 

It’s upper has been intricately redesigned to bring a much larger presence. It features a mesh upper with silicone prints, reinforced by suede overlays at the toe box and lace collar, and embroidered embellishments that give the new model subtle dimension. It has a lace closure, heel pulls, and side panels that add accents to the shoe. Adidas branding on the tongue and the lateral side of the outsole finish its look. 

The POD or “Point of Deflection” System line takes its origins from the 90s Adidas innovation of the same name. With the same concept, the sole is split into three parts each with a distinct feature. The original versions back in the 90s strictly used EVA throughout the sole. The POD-S3.2 in 2018 added the Boost technology to the heel for a whole new level of flexibility and comfort. 

Now, the Adidas POD-S3.2 ML uses the same POD Bridge technology, the Boost technology, and the forefoot portion of the midsole has been reverted back to the original segmented version of the 1995 EQT Cushion 2. The most obvious modification is the upper that’s definitely eye-catching with its brand new look and intricate detailing. 

  • It is available in different colorways like Sesame, Camouflage, Scarlet (a tonal red camouflage,) Black/Pink, and others.
  • It has a Cordura fabric laminated inside.

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Bottom 14% Adidas sneakers
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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